group picture software defined radio talk DOST ASTI with UPEEEI

The Department of Science and Technology's Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) organizes a talk about Software Defined Radio and 5G Research last August 1, 2017 at the University of the Philippines-Diliman Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP-EEEI) MERALCO Innovation Hall.

The guest speaker of the technical overview, Dr. Ian C. Wong, tackled the importance of advanced researches related to fifth-generation (5G) wireless technologies as wireless gadgets continue to hit the market for being one of the most efficient tool used in everyday life.

According to Dr. Wong, wireless researches continue to evolve to improve communications. Unlike previous wireless Generations (G) which only focuses on a person-to-person kind of communication, 5G is aiming to reach a more advanced level of communications.

Dr. Ian C. Wong, a BS ECE graduate of UP Diliman, with MS and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Texas, USA and a former Senior Science Research Specialist of the DOST-ASTI.

“What's big about 5G is extending a machine-to-machine and human-to-machine world. Think about the smart factor, a self-driving car. So that's one thing that a 5G network wants to enable,” Dr. Wong said. “Fifth-generation technology changes the paradigm. It adds two main thing – enhanced mobile broadband and Internet of Things (IoT),” he added.

Dr. Wong is the Senior Group Manager of the Advanced Wireless Research group at the National Instruments where he leads the company's 3GPP and 802.11 wireless standards strategy and platforms for wireless system design, simulation, prototyping, and implementation. Based on the Phase 1 of their research, 5G is considered to operate in the frequency range from 3 GHz up to 30 to 40 GHz. When it comes to the bandwidth of such technology, it ranges from 200 MHz up to 800 MHz. Phase 1 is expected to be finished by December of the current year.
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Over the years, the emergence of information and communications technology has greatly affected the lives of people in the world crossing borders among countries and bringing access closer to one another. In the same token, the birth of Microelectronics has resulted to progress in the development of smaller, lighter and more efficient electronic devices.

This development has a striking resemblance to the birth of one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). It was in 1987 when President Corazon C. Aquino renamed the then National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). As an offshoot of such sequential events, the DOST-ASTI was created as a research and development institute of the Department by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

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